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. it chris christie cruises towards reelection, it shows a bid for 1600 is a lot trickier for him than he might think. also this morning, data the obama administration would rather not see in the bank. six. not 60 or 600 or 6,000. just six. that's the number of people who apparently successfully enrolled via healthcare.gov on the first day it went live. you know what they say. the road to hell is paved with good intentions. left over halloween imagery for you there. a deep dive to the effort to fix campaign cash laws that set washington on a course for dysfunction. good morning. it's friday, november 1st. i'm always thinking about another race ahead and another contest. at 1600. let's start with the first reads of the morning. we will talk weekly round up of all things. hillary clinton is not exactly hunkering down and keeping a low profile. in case you missed it, she has an aggressive fall schedule. as impressive as any potential presidential candidate. over the last ten days, a flurry of speeches and fund-raisers has taken her from buffalo new york to chicago to beverly hills. this afte
, was bullish on governor chris christie. >> i had no conversations with governor romney about the vice presidency. we didn't talk about it. he didn't bring it up. >> reporter: romney of course ultimately went with congressman paul ryan but romney continues to talk up the new jersey governor, just yesterday saying this. >> there's a long list of very capable people but chris christie stands out as one of the very strongest lights in the republican party. >> reporter: not everyone in the romney campaign was so enamored and stunningly, one aide leaked to the authors of "double down" personal vetting information, including concerns regarding christie's health. a shocking breach of protocol in what is supposed to be a very discreet process. >> i have a great relationship with the romneys and the campaign, and it's all just, you know, trying to make sure they sell as many books as possible. >> reporter: these are the kind of details that those in the political world are most surprised by, not whatever outstanding follow-up questions that the romney vetters may have had about christie but the
christie holds a sizeable lead over the democratic challenger, barbara buono. in virginia, the race between democrat terry mcauliffe and republican ken cuche nelli is a whole lot closer. vice president biden campaigns for mcauliffe later today. yesterday it was president obama's turn in virginia. our chief political analyst, gloria gorger joins us now. chris christie seems to be campaigning as if this is a neck-and-neck race, he holds a commanding lead in the polls. but beyond winning tomorrow, he's clearly looking ahead. >> right. i mean he's clearly looking towards 2016. and he wants to get as big a margin as he can. just like george w. bush did when he ran for governor of texas. and then ran for the presidency. and i think if you look at the republican party, they're going to have to take a look at someone like chris christie. who is winning in a blue state, by appealing not just to the base of the republican party, but actually appealing to those independent voters. that have been so elusive to republicans in the past. so the party has to kind of make a decision about that. because if y
. i've got a case of the mondays. we'll look at key races including new jersey where chris christie is expected to win big. can republicans learn something from the governor's campaign? we'll debate it. so if you have a flat tire, dead battery, need a tow or lock your keys in the car, geico's emergency roadside assistance is there 24/7. oh dear, i got a flat tire. hmmm. uh... yeah, can you find a take where it's a bit more dramatic on that last line, yeah? yeah i got it right here. someone help me!!! i have a flat tire!!! well it's good... good for me. what do you think? geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >>> so, in the suckup olympics, "the new york times" gets the gold for redefining lying as mystiquing. dismissing president obama's dishonesty as no big deal. he misspoke. try to use that in a marriage. when i said i wouldn't cheat, i was talking about dudes. m misspeaking is when you say. at least "the times" admits obama will not bend to individual need. i quote them, maternity care for those who will not have children is a sore point.
. and today new jersey governor chris christie is traveling around new jersey as he runs for re-election in what's widely seen as a test run for president himself. david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." good morning. great to see you. >> morning, lester. >> schumer in his endorsement of clinton says she has his full and unwavering support. with her his party with vanquish ted cruz, the tea party republicans in 2016. i'm curious, does this start to sound like the beginning perhaps of a series of coordinated and carefully timed endorsements to give her candidacy a ring of invincibility or inevitability? >> yeah, i think you're right. i think that's the right instinct. as i talk to supporters of hillary clinton, they're unabashed about saying that she's running. that all signs point toward it. even though there are some who still cling to the idea that she needs to be persuaded to make the final decision, and maybe that's, of course, the case. but it's all lining up that way. i think she'll be very careful about an air of inevitability. that's what she had with barack obam
. in new jersey, chris christie cruising toward re-election over his democratic challenger. a big win tomorrow will only add to all the fodder that christie has his eye on the white house come 2016. >>> in today's impact your world, actor jeff bridges tackles childhood hunger in america. his stated goal is no kid hungry. >> hi, i'm jeff bridges. and we can make an impact on ending childhood hunger here in america. according to the usda, we currently have over 60 million children struggling with hunger, one in five of our kids. any of you kids see "surf's up"? >> we think one of the most important things we can do to end childhood hunger is to have universal breakfast in school. another thing that is very important is there are summer meal programs available to kids. no kid hungry is about making people aware of the programs in the state. ♪ some times in our lives >> it affects me in a person way thinking about what that would feel like if i wasn't able to provide for my kids. but also, even in a patriotic way, we can't compete with the rest of our world if our kids aren't in good sh
. >>> and new jersey governor chris christie is reacting to a tell-all book about mitt romney's presidential campaign. in "double down," the authors claimed that romney passed on christie as a potential running mate, for among other reason, his medical history. governor christie responded during a re-election campaign stop in new jersey on friday. >> that campaign four years ago, i wish them godspeed to spell any books they can. >> the book, "double down," comes out next tuesday, which happens to be election day in new jersey. >>> finally, if you got paid on friday, i'll bet your paycheck was nothing like kobe bryants. most nba players get paid every two weeks. but some, like kobe, get 80% of their salary up front. he got paid yesterday, with a $30 million annual contract. that works out to $24 million before taxes. >> before taxes. >> before taxes. >> i'm going to call my agent and figure out how to get that. >> on friday, the eagle was soaring for kobe. and he's injured, not even playing right now. sorry he got injured. but that's a nice paycheck to take home. >> must be nice, huh? >> i'm
advisers were considering replacing him. another revelation mitt romney considered chris christie as his vice president candidate before deciding on paul iran. >>> a big i told you so with more americans dropped by their insurance carriers because of obama care. republicans have been quick to point out they predicted this exact scenario back in 2010 even before that when the president was making a lot of promises that so far have not panned out. chief congressional correspondent dana bash has more. >> the gentleman from ohio, mr. boehner. >> reporter: march 2010 then minority leader john boehner came to the floor. he issued this warning. >> look at this bill! ask yourself do you really believe that if you like the health plan that you have that you can keep it? no, you can't. >> reporter: it's just one example of a republican effort before the health care bill became law of the land to push back on this presidential sales pitch. >> if you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period. no one will take it away no matter what. >> reporter: that was the su
fish con sin and chris christie puffer fish. the book says romney ridiculed christie's weight and said the garden state governor's background was littered with potential land mines >> i have a great relationship with the romney's and the campaign. it's all -- it's all just, you know, trying to make sure they sell as many books as possible. >> reporter: a book with new insights into christie, hillary clinton and biden all potential rivals in the next campaign. for "today," andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. >> chris matthews is the host of msnbc's "hardball." author of the book "tip and the gipper, when politics worked." nice to have you with us this morning. >> good morning, erica. >> today, chris christie is out campaigning in new jersey. there is an election there on tuesday. he wants to hold on to his job as governor. with these allegations that romney reportedly passed up on him because, quote, he was littered with land mines, any sense at this point what those alleged land mines could be and how they may possibly come out? >> you know, there's a lot of little things in there b
. >> i understand that governor christie, you got a chance to talk to governor christie today. tell me what he told you. >> well, he was in town. we have -- i have been part of gateway church of christ. they have done a lot of grassroots fixing up in the town. so we -- he went to a house that they had done over. and when i saw him, he said, how are you doing? and i said, i am not doing too good. and he said, how can i help? i said, do you want to go to london? he kind of chuckled and looked at me and i said lloyd's of lopdon. can we go over there and get some movement with this insurance? so he just, you know gracefully said -- he gave me a card and said he would contact me tomorrow and we will try to have a three-way call with the commissioner of banking insurance and himself. he is going to actually call but we would try to figure out to get some kind of -- some kind of movement going with this insurance policy. >> quickly, how imports has the governor been to this clean-up. >> you know what? he has been great. you know, he has been hands-on. he's got that jersey strong attitude. it'
on tuesday, chris christie versus barbara buono. even though this week he admitted publicly he will not promise to actually serve out his term as governor. so his closing argument now is effectively, elect me even though i don't totally want the job and i can't say i won't quit half way through. still, though, the governor was up by 33 points in the most recent poll. the one interesting thing to watch in new jersey is if that big margin holds on election day, what are the down ballot consequences be of that in the state? new jersey democrats have an eight-seat majority in the senate. republicans are hoping that if christie wins big on tuesday that might have pro-republican consequences down the ballot in the state senate to whittle away at the democrats' majority. the senate is also the thing in washington state where a race for one specific senate seat is turning out to be fascinatingly expensive. republicans right now in washington control the state senate but it's really close and their control is only possible thanks to a couple of people crossing party lines to caucus with
of these investigations. the authors say mitt romney scratched new jersey governor chris christie off his short list for v.p. because of several unanswered questions including some about his medical history. the authors will debut their new book monday morning on "today". >>> the house of representatives is out with its legislative calendar for 2014. let's put it this way, a lot of americans would love this calendar. they are scheduled to work for 113 days. that'll be a much more leisurely pace from this year. they're on track to work a blistering 134 days. and next year is do or die for a lot of them with a record number of americans telling our nbc pollsters they want them out and want to start over. >>> do you recall anybody driving past you really fast in the past few days? one of the great annual events for motor heads just concluded. every year this event goes on without most law abiding civilians finding out about it. it's called the cannon ball run. founded in 1933 immortalized by film. it is a race from new york to l.a. whoever arrives first wins no questions asked. this year's winner of atlanta
will see a more moderate governor of nurnlgs chris christie in a blue state, rack up a pretty big victory. he is saying it is inevitable, people will start thinking of running for president 2016. on the flipside, democrats are having a republican governor after two democratic governors. virginia is now in the second tier of key presidential battleground, right below ohio and florida, a key swing state. everyone will study the demographics for lessons headed in 2016. democrats would like to get that governor's office back as they go forward. if you have chris christie win in new jersey, ken cuccinelli lose in virginia, a lot of people will say the tea party candidate cuccinelli took beating and the guy that sometimes sticks in the eye of the tea party won big. >> there is a message to be learned there. the president was if virginia campaigning for terry mcauliffe the democratic candidate this weekend. he said the outcome will say a lot for virginia's future and about the country's future. but i do wonder if that is necessarily the case. because both parties will not be picking the presiden
to this point so far. >> reporter: later this morning, new jersey governor chris christie will attend a statewide prayer service. and here along the jersey shore, people will shine flashlights. their message, light over the darkness sandy brought. john and diana? >> tahman bradley live for us at the jersey shore in ortley beach. >>> the head of the senate intelligence committee is calling for a top-to-bottom review of spy operations, following the bombshell revelation of the nsa spying on top world leaders. president obama is speaking out about the controversy in an exclusive interview with abc news partner, fusion. >> how is it you didn't know about the cell phones being looked at or listened to? and why didn't you know? and who should have told you? >> jim, as i said, i'm not here to talk about classified information. what i am confirming is the fact that we're undergoing a complete review of how our intelligence operates outside of the country. >> there are reports this morning that the administration is ready to ban spying on all leaders of our allies. and spain is the latest coun
going to speak to new jersey governor, chris christie. >>> let's get to the latest on the american spy scandal. the chairman of the senate intelligence committee, diane feinstein said she is totally opposed to u.s. spying on foreign leaders and pushing hard on the whus. that's where jon karl is now. good morning, jon. >> reporter: faced with outrage from our allies and now from democrats on capitol hill, the white house is considering putting an end to the practice of spying on the leaders of off allies. george, it is unclear, though, how far they're willing to go and when. late yesterday, dianne feinstein, the top democrat on the intelligence committee, said that the united states -- the white house assured her that the practice had stopped. you see the statement the white house informed me that the collection on our allies will not continue. but the white house this morning is telling me, that is not true. look at this statement from a senior administration official this morning. chairman feinstein's statement, the collection on our allies will not continue was not accurate. so, geor
! >> reporter: as romney sought to balance his ticket, he toyed with choosing chris christie, but the authors report the new jersey governor was less than forthcoming about his medical history and past work as a lobbyist. the garden state governor's background was littered with potential land mines," the authors write. they respond that the christie aide got the romney camp to issue a statement, saying christie complied fully with all requests, including his medical report. the book, which goes on sale monday, is already setting off sparks for the next campaign. matt and savannah? i think you've got a big interview with the authors themselves on monday. >> that's right, andrea. thanks very much. >> that's right. they will sit down for their first live interview, the authors of "double down" here on "today" monday morning. and a reminder, mitt romney will be david gregory's guest on "meet the press." that's sunday. an exclusive. hope you tune in. >>> natalie's here now with the headlines, including now that they closed that door on the airplane, we can still use these? >> that's right, you can
to christies auction house. >> break through in surgery offering hope to some who have lost the ability to walk, including a young woman who was the first to undergo the procedure. on august 20th, al jazeera america introduced jew there's good news for you tech savvy travelers, the f.a.a. saying it's ok to use most electronic devices when you take off, even during takeoffs and landings. travelers can listen to music, play games and read the tablets, but won't be able to make phone calls or use the internet below 10,000 feet. joining us now to discuss all of this is douglas kidd, the executive director of the national association of airline passengers. he's also a member of that committee that advised the f.a.a. about the changes. he's in washington, d.c. this morning. they have studied this issue for years, so why now and what are the challenges that the industry still faces? >> as you said, they have been studying this for years and because of mounting public pressure, the f.a.a. decided to look into matters and convened this committee. the committee was all in favor of allowing expanded use o
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